Avoiding the Single Story
Points of View Reference Center is another good source for current events.
Literature Resource Center provides Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world. You will need to use a TPL barcode to get in your ecard # is 212739+your student ID number.
Literary Reference Center provides critical interpretation of literary works, plot summaries, and some short stories.
Examples of art and architecture from around the world can be found here.